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Excellent 5/5 18 reviews

The rooftop swimming pool with reading seat!

Farmhouse | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Dar Rahal is a self-catering holiday home, a little piece of paradise – quiet, secluded, family friendly and walking distance to the centre of Xaghra and all it has to offer including restaurants, shops, historic locations, village square, etc. Our 400yr old farmhouse has been sympathetically converted into a comfortable holiday home retaining many of the original features whilst allowing for easy living.

You can spend your days lounging by the roof top pool and on the sun terrace, or venture to the many beautiful beaches that Gozo has to offer. In the evenings, you can cook or BBQ at the farmhouse, or head out to savour the tastes, sights and sounds of Gozo.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ramla Bay 2 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Malta International Airport: 35 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The set-up of the bedrooms is a double with en suite bathroom and a twin room with en suite shower room on the first floor and a downstairs twin bedroom with en suite shower room. There is a double sofa bed in the lounge area and two additional fold-away beds if required.

Whilst we do not have air conditioning there are fans for each bed, and each side of the bed in the master room, as well as plenty of fans in the kitchen and lounge/dining room to help keep you cool in the summer months. For the cooler months we have gas heaters for the lounge/dining room and each of the bedrooms.

As parents of twins our farmhouse has a wealth of equipment including two travel cots, two high chairs, toys and a push chair. We also have a blender which could be made available if required. Following feedback from our guests, we have installed safety gates around the various stone staircases of the farmhouse to prevent accidents on the stairs.

Further details outdoors

The beauty of our farmhouse is the many outside areas including the roof top pool, sun terrace, central courtyard and a further sun terrace on the back of the lounge room, so there is always somewhere to enjoy the sun (or shade) as the day progresses. There is a plenty of outdoor furniture for you to take advantage of all these outdoor spaces.

Our roof top pool is 5 x 3m in size with a bench running along one side - although small it is perfect for cooling off or sitting on the bench reading. From a safety perspective we have full child-safety railings around the pool and a gate on the steps up to the pool.

Further details

We have a minimum booking period of 4 nights during low season and 7 nights during mid and high season.

To secure a booking we take a 25% deposit with the balance payable 1 month before the start of the holiday, we send a reminder for this.

Our rates quoted are on a weekly basis for up to 6 and up to 4 people and include all local taxes and the provision of a welcome pack on arrival of some basic food supplies including bread, milk, water, wine, tea and coffee.

The Island of Gozo region

Within a short distance of Xaghra (nowhere is more than 20 minutes away!) there are a wealth of things to see and do. You can while away your days at the beaches including Ramla Bay (the longest, sandiest beach on Malta), Hondoq (a mix of beach and rock swimming) and Marsalforn (mostly swimming off the rocks). Of historical significance is Victoria, the capital city of Gozo with its walled citadel or you can visit the fishing villages of Marsalforn and Xlendi to sample their many restaurants and simply watch the world go by.

For the more adventurous there are a wealth of dive schools which offer some excellent diving - not so many fish but you can go cave or wreck diving or there's the blue hole at Dwejra which is a really special dive. For those who like walking there are plenty of coastal walks to try and if you want to be really adventurous you could try cycling although the quality of the roads can make this a bit of a challenge.

From May through to September you will tend to get good summer weather with the temperatures in the mid 20s rising to the high 30s at the height of summer in August. Outside of these times the weather can be a little changeable and if it rains it can be very impressive - we're talking flooding and rivers of water running down the streets. Generally though even if it's not warm enough to sunbathe you will get clear, sun-kissed days.

The summer signals the start of the 'festa' season - village feasts characterised by their fireworks (day and night.!) and brightly lit churches and streets. Whilst you can often view the fireworks from the roof terrace it is well worth going to the actual village to see the whole event but be warned the fireworks are very loud!!

Xaghra

Xaghra is one of Gozo's larger villages and is well supplied with restaurants, bars, supermarkets and bakeries. In addition Xaghra has a number of historical sites, including the Ggantija Temples (a neolithic temple older than Stonehenge), all within walking distance of our farmhouse.

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Review 1-10 of 18

14 Aug 2014

5/5

"Fabulous farmhouse"

We returned last week from 2 weeks in Gozo staying at Dar Rahal. This is our second stay so we knew what to expect. However, we felt it was even better than last time (possibly also due to the amazi… More

30 Jul 2014

5/5

"Fantastic relaxing stay"

Stayed at Dar Rahal for a week in July... Beautiful farmhouse in a lovely village with some great restaurants and an excellent supermarket within walking distance. The house has nicely decorated rooms, lovely courtyard and we all enjoyed having the rooftop pool. Thanks for fantastic week.

Thank-you for your lovely review. I'm glad you had a lovely stay and enjoyed our farmhouse and the conveniences of the restaurants and facilities in Xaghra. I hope we can welcome you back again in the future for another relaxing stay.

4 Jun 2014

5/5

"Peaceful, well equipped farmhouse in easy walking distance of a lovely Gozitan town."

This traditional farmhouse is extremely spacious with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, a large living area ( which we rarely used due to being outside in the courtyard) , well equipped kitchen, several sunbathing areas, a beautiful courtyard (ideal for eating) and a small pool which was ideal to cool off in.
It is located a ten minute walk from Xagrah which has a great selection of restaurants, coffee shops, bakery and supermarkets. We particularly enjoyed lunch at Rubbles bar and a lovely early dinner at the atmospheric Tal Furnar. The food at Oleander was nice but, even by Maltese standards, the service was "patchy".
The communication we had with Rachel, the owner, was first class including great information about what there was to do and see, where and what to eat, accurate directions and even a late email telling us about local Festas which were happening whilst we were at the property.
We have fallen for the laid back style of Gozo, the accessibility of everything, the wonderful food and wine and the lovely people...we will be back.

Thank-you for your lovely review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and the facilities that our farmhouse had to offer. We think Xaghra is the best village in Gozo in terms of the amenities that are available within walking distance of our farmhouse and it sounds like you certainly made use of them.

We hope we can welcome you back again in the future.

28 Dec 2013

5/5

"A superb property for a relaxing holiday"

Great farmhouse for the whole family to enjoy, even those with young Children. Pool is safe and can be securely locked for peace of mind. Internet available for the tablet addicted visitors. Especi… More

Thank-you for your kind review, we're glad you enjoyed all the facilities of our farmhouse and hope we can welcome you back in the future.

3 Dec 2013

5/5

"Absolutely Fantastic Place"

We spent two weeks at Dar Rahal in July / August 2013.Both the farmhouse and the village of Xaghra were absolutely fantastic.We visited with our two children aged 6 & 12 as well as my inlaws who are b… More

Thank-you for your lovely review. We're glad to hear that our farmhouse suited you all due to the different areas - you can escape from the sun or enjoy it by the pool as you wish. Like you we're of the opinion that Xaghra is the best village in Gozo and love the fact that the village square, and all it has to offer, is just a short walk from the farmhouse. We hope we can welcome you back to our farmhouse again in the future.

29 Nov 2013

5/5

"Great holiday in a beautiful 400 year old farmhouse"

We loved our stay at Dar Rahal! It was the perfect way to spend our week in Gozo and to enjoy experiencing life on the island. The farmhouse is filled with character from the moment you arrive outsi… More

Thank for your lovely review of our farmhouse. We're pleased you found it well equipped and that the holiday information we provided was useful too. We're delighted you got to experience Gozo late in the season with weather that enabled you to swim in Ramla Bay and the farmhouse pool, two treats not to be missed. Hopefully we can welcome you back to our farmhouse again in the future.

11 Sep 2013

5/5

"Beautiful Farmhouse, a haven to relax, recharge and enjoy"

Spent 8 days here in Sept 2013, We were attracted by the child friendly nature of the farmhouse, and it provide excellent. Our 18 month old have a great time exploring in a safe environment without f… More

Thank-you for your lovely review. You're the first person who's commented on the safety gates, it's great to hear they really do their job in terms of keeping little people save from the stairs. Sorry to hear the flies gave you trouble but glad to hear you found the solution to this - we'll try the same next time we're in Gozo. I hope we can welcome you back to our farmhouse again in the future.

8 Sep 2013

4/5

"Beautiful farmhouse in a great location"

As soon as you open the front door to this property and find yourself in a beautiful, secluded courtyard covered in flowers, you know Dar Rahal is a special place. It's a 400-year-old farmhouse w… More

Thank-you for your lovely review and delighted to hear our farmhouse impressed from the moment you stepped through the front door. We're really pleased you enjoyed your visit, not only our farmhouse, but everything Xaghra has to offer too and hope we can welcome you back again in the future.

17 Jul 2013

5/5

"Loved the location, the courtyard, the pool - in fact everything"

Dar Rahal is a genuine Gozitan farmhouse less than a 10 minute walk from Xaghra's village square. The village itself has lots of good restaurants and there are plenty of shops to buy supplies.Th… More

Thank-you for your kind review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed our farmhouse and it's location. We think Xaghra is one of the best villages in Gozo due to the various shops, restaurants and bars all walking distance from our farmhouse - it makes for a very simple holiday. We hope we can welcome you back to our farmhouse again in the future.

30 Oct 2012

5/5

"Once you step through the doors it is like stepping into your own tranquil hideaway."

Great place, farmhouse well equipped, swimming pool great, my 14 year old twin boys and 77 year old mother loved it! Lovely ground floor bedroom and bathroom, my mother felt like she had her own apart… More

Thank-you for your lovely review. It is really nice to hear our farmhouse suited all ages of the family and that you found Xaghra a well serviced village, making your holiday an easy experience. We hope we can welcome you back again in the future.

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